Yanxia Hou-Broutin won the 2nd Price at EARTO INNOVATION AWARDS CEREMONY held in Brussels on 16 October 2018
Impact Delivered Category 2nd Price for the first Universal Optoelectronic Nose developed by CEA/INAC and spinoff Aryballe Technologies
For this category, the rewarded innovations (product or services) have social and/or economic relevance, innovative originality, are today on the market and have proven their impact.
There has long been a strong demand to digitise humans’ sense of smell, as has been achieved for our sense of hearing with the microphone and our sense of sight with cameras. While there has been some progress in creating ‘electronic noses’ capable of identifying small numbers of similar liquids or gases, universal odour detection technology remained an aspiration.